Student Success Stories

J-Term allows students to experience different classes and situations during the month of January that they wouldn’t be able to in a normal semester. For senior Michaela Vadeboncoeur, an Exercise Science major of Broomfield, Colorado, that meant completing an internship at the YMCA in Hastings, Nebraska. “I knew I wanted ...Read more
McKenna Reed spent most of her summer in a classroom nearly 4,000 miles from home. The senior Spanish, elementary education and special education triple major spent was working as a teacher’s aide in a Peruvian school. ...Read more
Hastings College junior Holly Hild has spent her time as a student paying close attention to her grades and contributing to the women's basketball team as a guard. Her hard work and dedication has paid off this year, as the recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award, selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. ...Read more
Through working at the Frank House, Brian Whetstone developed an interest in not only traditional academic history – but public history – the restoration, archivation and interpretation of the past. ...Read more
Over the summer, senior Hastings College student Hannah Meeske was given an opportunity to work on her editing skills. By interning with the Oklahoma Gazette, Meeske was able to focus on editing in the work place and decide whether or not it was a career she had an interest in. ...Read more
After spending the summer as a press intern in the office of one of his home state senators, Nick Musgrave returned to Hastings College with a much more clear image of what he’d like his ...Read more
After working on the Hill last year, senior Laurel Teal was invited to work at a congressional district office, serving as an immigration caseworker. Her past experience helped land the job, but her Hastings education prepared her for success. ...Read more
Many spend their Fourth of July shooting fireworks, eating hot dogs and relaxing. But Hastings College senior Carolyn Clements spent her Fourth hugging a bald eagle. ...Read more
In addition to studying biology, Hastings College seniors Jake Kampschneider, from Omaha, Nebraska, and Abbey Tiell, from Littleton, Colorado, are members of the College Acquaintance Rape Educators (CARE), and are passionate about the preventative measures ...Read more
Hastings College has partnered with Omaha-based ScoreVision to install a new state-of-the-art scoreboard in Lynn Farrell Arena—and pilot a new internship program. This summer, four Hastings College students are exploring uncharted territory in scoreboard technology while applying their individual skills and interests. ...Read more
Carly Spotts-Falzone was already scheduled for classes, assigned to a dorm and even a roommate in her home state of Minnesota, but with the help of Hastings College alumna Cadi Kadlecek ‘06, changing colleges so late was achievable. And her success at Hastings speaks for itself. ...Read more